Petropolis was the mountain getaway for the imperial court, popular in summer when the coast became hot and muggy. Nestled 3,000ft (800m) high in the  Serra dos Órgãos it is a few degrees cooler than at sea level. It’s a kooky place as ... 

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delalando

April 2016

 The Crystal Palace was built in 1879 and now serves for cultural events. , delalando - April 2016

Palacio Cristal

The Crystal Palace was built in 1879 and now serves for cultural events.

delalando

April 2016

 The cathedral houses the tombs of Dom Pedro II, his wife, Dona Teresa, and daughter, Princesa Isabela. , delalando - April 2016

Catedral Sao Pedro de Alcantara

The cathedral houses the tombs of Dom Pedro II, his wife, Dona Teresa, and daughter, Princesa Isabela.

delalando

April 2016

 Built for the Portuguese emperor, Pedro II, as his summer residence in 1845, the palace is now a national museum no photos allowed inside! , delalando - April 2016

Imperial Palace museum

Built for the Portuguese emperor, Pedro II, as his summer residence in 1845, the palace is now a national museum no photos allowed inside!

delalando

April 2016

 1944 Casino/hotel converted into a cultural center , delalando - April 2016

Cultural center in Petropolis

1944 Casino/hotel converted into a cultural center

Ariel V USA

February 2010

The German Village entering Petropolis, Ariel V - February 2010

Petropolis

The German Village entering Petropolis

Ariel V USA

February 2010

The Imperial Palace and Gardens, Petropolis, Ariel V - February 2010

Petropolis

The Imperial Palace and Gardens, Petropolis

Ariel V USA

February 2010

Imperial Architecture and Landscaping., Ariel V - February 2010

Petropolis

Imperial Architecture and Landscaping.

Ariel V USA

February 2010

Catedral Sao Pedro de Alcantara - Here you will see the tombstone of Brazil's last emperor, Dom Pedro II and his wife and daughter. Truly a beautiful Cathedral., Ariel V - February 2010

Petropolis

Catedral Sao Pedro de Alcantara - Here you will see the tombstone of Brazil's last emperor, Dom Pedro II and his wife and daughter. Truly a beautiful Cathedral.

Ariel V USA

February 2010

The Crystal Palace and Gardens, Petropolis, Ariel V - February 2010

Petropolis

The Crystal Palace and Gardens, Petropolis

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